Tobago business chamber head says Tobagonians “unbothered” by election calls

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Tobago business chamber head says Tobagonians “unbothered” by election calls

If Tobagonians are not worried then why is anyone else?

This is the comment from Head of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, as he addressed calls for an election on the sister isle.

Mr George said Tobagonians seems to be unbothered by the calls coming from Trinidad for an election after the collapse of the PDP.

He noted the lack of concern and the laissez faire approach towards the refusal to call an election.

The Tobago House of Assembly has been plagued with political upheaval in the last few years.

The PDP and the PNM drew 6-6 in the THA elections in January 2021, forcing a change in the boundaries to expand the number of seats in the THA to 15.

The PDP trounced the PNM at the subsequent polls in December of that year with the PNM earning just 1 seat.

Months after their success, the PDP collapsed after a falling out between leader Watson Duke and Augustine, who despite being deputy leader, was appointed as THA Chief Secretary.

Augustine his THA executive all resigned from the party and formed the Tobago People’s Party.

Since then, numerous persons, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, have called for an election to be held.

They claim that Augustine and his executive lost the mandate they were voted in on as people voted for them as a show of support for the PDP.